Research Guide to Diabetes Health
Table of Contents
2. Sources of Information
2.4 Other data sources
The purpose of this guide is to assist faculty, students, and
staff of the University
of Chicago find diabetes statistics. This guide is not meant to
be exhaustive but to highlight key resources for locating
information on this topic.
2. Sources of Information
2.1 Book Resources
For electronic access to
books, try searching the
MD Consult database. You can search within an individual
textbook, or run a search across >35 textbooks simultaneously
for your topic.
Library catalog to locate relevant print and electronic books
in the University Library.
Try to identify general texts on your topic and you should be able
to find the data you need. Excellent data is buried within
textbooks; just because a textbook has not been labeled in the
catalog as a statistical resource does not mean that important
numerical data is not included within the work. You will need to
browse textbook and textbook chapters for tables and graphs on your
topic in order to retrieve desired information.
Subject headings in the catalog often do not include terms like
statistics unless the book only reports summary data, like
in a survey. Instead, browse or search the catalog using broad and
narrow subject terms related to diabetes. Catalog tip: use the "*"
wildcard to search for variations of your root term. For example
child* to search for child or children
or children's. You can then combine these subject terms
with the type of data you are interested in. For example
diabetes and child.
Diabetes Mellitus, Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes Mellitus, Non-Insulin-Dependent
Diabetes in children
Diabetes in pregnancy
Diabetes -- Complications
Clinical diabetes mellitus : a problem-oriented approach
||[edited by] John K.
||RC660 .C459 2000
Diabetes : current perspectives
||edited by D John
||RC660 .D53 2000
Medical management of diabetes mellitus
||edited by Jack L. Leahy,
Nathaniel G. Clark, William T. Cefalu.
||RC660 .M43 2000
United States renal data system ... annual data report.
||National Institute of
Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (U.S.).
Conquering Diabetes : are we taking full advantage of the
scientific opportunities for research?
||Hearing before the
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on
Governmental Affairs, United States Senate
Y 4.G 74/9:S.HRG.
burden of diabetes in Illinois
||Chandana Nandi and
Merwyn R. Nelson.
Diabetes in America
||National Diabetes Data
Digestive diseases in the United States : epidemiology and
Diseases Data Working Group ; James E. Everhart, editor.
||RA645.D54 D54 1994
|Diabetes, liver, and digestive disease /
||Crerar Library Reference, floor
America : diabetes data compiled 1984
||National Diabetes Data Group
||Crerar Library Bookstacks
There are two versions of the the Medline database available.
Medline on OVID and
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's database covering
the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine,
the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. MEDLINE
contains bibliographic citations and abstracts from more than 4,000
biomedical journals. The file contains over 11 million citations
dating back to 1966.
The Print version of this database is known as Index Medicus. Print
volumes from 1879-present are available in the Crerar Library
Reference Collection at Z6660.I4.
Documentation on how to search Medline on the OVID.
Documentation on how to search PubMed.
Covers nearly nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer
health journals, publications of the American Nursing Association,
and the National League for Nursing. This is the electronic version
of the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health. Abstract
coverage from January 1986 to the present. Indexing coverage from
1982 to the present.
Print volumes from 1956-1998 are available in the Crerar Library
Reference Collection at Z6675.N7C931.
Documentation on how to search CINAHL is available from
2.3 Internet Resources
Sites were selected based upon the authority and/or reputation
of the issuing body in addition to the quality and organization of
the website. Federal organizations, medical associations, and
private organizations are included.
American Diabetes Association
The ADA is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization
providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Diabetes and Public Health Resource
Site maintained by the Division of Diabetes Translation, a division
of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health
Promotion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center for Health Statistics
(NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is
responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of
statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and
disability of the U.S. population
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
The NIDDK, a division of the National Institutes of Health,
conducts and supports research on many of the most serious diseases
affecting the public health.
American Health Organization - Regional Office for the Americas
of the World Health Organization.
PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve
health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It
serves as the specialized organization for health of the
Inter-American System. It also enjoys international recognition as
part of the United Nations system.
Diabetes (Miscellaneous Collection of technical documents,
briefings, reports, books)
Veterans Health Administration Diabetes Program
Assumes responsibility for providing federal benefits to veterans
and their dependents.
- Diabetes Program Documents in MS Word - excellent prevalence
& geographic distribution summaries
2.4 Other data sources
Major tool for statistical research. Covers data from U.S.
federal and state governments; university research centers, private
associations and organizations, and independent research groups;
and international and intergovernmental organizations. Records
include abstracts, with full text of selected U.S. federal and
state publications available from as early as 1995.
Statistical Universe is the online equivalent of the following
resources available in print. You will need to consult the print
version in order to conduct historical research.
American statistics index (ASI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z1223.Z7A51 (1973-)
Index to international statistics (IIS)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein (1983-)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
At multiple locations. Please check holdings. HA202.A2
Statistical reference index (SRI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z7554.U5S71(1980-)